Linux or microsoft windows?

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Criox

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Linux is more secure and safe to use but not user friendly! Microsoft windows is user friendly and simply! Which of them will u choose?

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"Linux is user-friendly. It's just very selective about who its friends are."
as the quote says.. anyway.. it just depends what you need too do, I use both cause for some things I must use windows cause poor driver support for linux
and anyway... do you really think that a mandrake distro is more secure than a winxp? um.. I'm not really sure of that.. LFS is good for sure =P

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  • Jan 12, 2005
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Personally neither, I use NetBSD, for the general computer user I would say get a ZX Spectrum and never worry about being hacked again...

  • Jan 12, 2005

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There are already a number of threads on the same topic, most of which have been closed by the moderators because they are duplicates.

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windows cause it isthe only one i have ever used

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  • Jan 12, 2005

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That thread is closed, shinsengumi. XD

Anyway, neither! :p I use FreeBSD as my desktop OS. It's more secure than Linux natively:)

If you use the right flavor of Linux though, it is actually easier to use than Windows. XD

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Linux is very hard to learn to Win users; but it's really better. No locks, more stable. But you can say Bye bye to the majority of good games. Developers ar always thinking in Win and DirectX :(. I think this is one of the reasons that people don't feel comfortable with linux, because the cannot play lots of games ...

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Quote by AOJLinux is very hard to learn to Win users; but it's really better. No
locks, more stable. But you can say Bye bye to the majority of good
games. Developers ar always thinking in Win and DirectX :(. I think
this is one of the reasons that people don't feel comfortable with
linux, because the cannot play lots of games ...

Sort of agree in a way! Sad!

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If you use the right flavor of Linux though, it is actually easier to use than Windows. XD

Agreed, I use SuSE Pro 9.2 on my workstation at the office, and with YaST I don't need to *ever* touch a command line at all. It's really easy to configure and use. otoh, I run Debian on everything I can find an excuse to run it on, and that OS is not what I would call "user friendly". I have heard that Mandrake is extremely user friendly but have never tried it.

On the installation side of things, I would say that SuSE's installer is even easier than the Windows xp installer. But how much time is spent installing your OS anyway? I think too much focus goes into the installation, considering that most users will have an OS preinstalled or installed by an administrator at their place of work.

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I run gentoo linux on many boxes... it's a little harder to learn than the others, but once you're over that, the ease of obtaining such power and control over every detail of the system is absolutely amazing. Rock on, all penguins!

  • Jan 12, 2005

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Windows, I'm lazy and windows is easy to use so that's why I've voted for it. (but this dosent mean that linux is bad ;) )

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this post is no longer up to date :P linux is much better than windows, screw that i'm lazy :P

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  • Jan 12, 2005

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I use Windows.
Lots of people quote the instability of Windows as a major disadvantage compared to other "more stable" operating systems. I dispute this. Both my current PC and the one before both run/ran windows and I think I only remember 5, maybe 6 crashes over the whole 5 year period. Recently (in the last week) I've been experiencing a lot of crashes but that was because I was infected with a virus - I knew I should have gotten anti-virus software earlier!

I think some of the reasons that Windows is so targeted is, firstly, that a lot of people who don't know mch about computers use windows because of its relatively simple interface. Therefore they do things wrong and crash their computers frequently. I know someone who uninstalled all their drivers to "free up space"!!
Secondly, there's a lot more third party software for Windows than for anything else and so your more likely to end up with conflicts and problems from those.
Finally, the majority of Windows Users use Internet Explorer - and boy, that's just asking for trouble. Every time you browse the web with that hunk of junk you end up with another 11 trojans and spyware on your computer.

I think that with a little care and know how Windows can be very stable - especially XP.
Sorry for ranting for so long! ;)

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i use windows, but have been trying out different Linux distros... i haven't found any that i like better than XP though... >_>
the next distros on my list are Slackware and Mandrake

  • Jan 13, 2005
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I'm using Windows now, but opting to try on Linux. But when I pay a visit to Linux's site, I got confused with all the option of Linux. I don;t know which one to choose from, so until today, I have;t decide on which Linux to use

  • Jan 14, 2005

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For most people Microsoft Windows is probably the best choice for their computing needs, I personally would prefer Linux for my computing needs. Linux is very appealing to programmers, and engineers alike. I would like to try out Linux From Scratch, because I'm in complete control as to what kind of software goes into the system, I'm able to decide how many versions of Emacs *wretches* is in my distro. In the meantime I'll use good ol' Slackware.

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  • Jan 14, 2005
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Quote by CrioxLinux is more secure and safe to use but not user friendly! Microsoft
windows is user friendly and simply! Which of them will u choose?


with a little knowledge, you can get a windows system just as hardened as a linux one

Quote by fuzzmegabassI would like to try out Linux From Scratch, because I'm in complete
control as to what kind of software goes into the system


i use gentoo, for the same reason (plus, more speed)

as for "vote for one", both have their own pros/contras. so my vote goes to a multi-boot environment.

  • Jan 15, 2005

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I've used Windows since 3.1... started playing with Linux while windows was in the ME stage... quit using Windows completely about three or four months before Service Pack 2 for Xp came out (what's that, july ish?).

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frankly speaking, even if i don´t like (hate:) windows, i still use it as a second os. but actually, i just use it for gaming and only for the games, which doesn´t run on linux

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  • Jan 15, 2005
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I agree that the Windows 9x line is pretty unstable. But with Windows XP, I haven't a problem since I first used it.

  • Jan 17, 2005
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i know nothing of linux, but at work all the linux guys have showed me how manually robust linux can be for your box, you can get shells that look mighty nice for linux, kinda like a cross between windows and mac os, linux also can boot up so much faster obviously, all have there ups and downs, but win xp is the definitive for user friendly tasks. I hope that will change M$ is overboard. As well old dos programs can't go full screen, everyone these days makes an anal retentive face when i say i can't full screen dos screens, like c'mon some ppl need it to have it defualt full screen and remain that way! The vote poll is neck and neck right now, i guess that sums up how both os's get props.

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  • Jan 17, 2005

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Quote by AOJLinux is very hard to learn to Win users; but it's really better. No
locks, more stable. But you can say Bye bye to the majority of good
games. Developers ar always thinking in Win and DirectX :(. I think
this is one of the reasons that people don't feel comfortable with
linux, because the cannot play lots of games ...

I have to agree with this too...for non gaming operations if you know what you're doing it would seem the linux is the more ideal choice for running the comp whereas I think windwos is more user friendly and you have less of a chance to botch up because windows usually hides most of the comp configs from normal users...it really depends on how much computer knowledge the guy has in the end I believe and those who are move advanced will tend to say that Linux is better when you don't count playing games e.e

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  • Jan 17, 2005
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I use Windows 2k right now, but I'll definitely have to learn Linux in the future.

  • Jan 17, 2005

Archer79

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I guess I have to remain impartial. So far, I choose both.

  • Jan 18, 2005
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Being a gamer, Windows isn't really a needed thing, but something I feel more comfortable with, as I know I won't have problems with my OS not supporting what I need it to. Though, I heavily dislike the default Windows shell, so I'm getting the best of both worlds. Yeah, it is Windows, but there's no ugly taskbar, nor annoying desktop icons. Everything runs faster, not being slowed down by Windows's resource-eating-monster-shell.

  • Jan 18, 2005

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